So the cold weather is here and its playing havoc with my skin. The cold just seems to dry everything out for me and not just my skin, my hair and nails also become dry and brittle. To help keep my skin hydrated and the dry patches at bay I have picked out these products as some of my favourites. My skin tends to be be dry and dehydrated in certain areas, but other such as my nose can become greasy and the pores can become clogged, so I like products that aren't too heavy but will still leave my skin fresh and moisturised.

This was one of my Black Friday bargains (a post on that is coming up) and I even had to make a repeat order 10 minutes after the last one as it came back in stock. I've heard a lot of people rave about this mask for its deep cleansing properties but also the moisture it add to your skin, exactly what I'm looking for. Manuka Honey powerfully draws moisture to the skin and hydrates it intensely. The formula of this wasn't what I was expecting, its more of a creamy consistency that sinks into the skin instead of sitting on it like other masks. The smell also isn't too bad with a sweet hint to it.

Another cult classic I picked up in the Black Friday sales and one of those products i'd heard a lot about and needed to try. The is a facial oil so an intensive treatment for the skin and I do find that can feel slightly heavy on my skin if I use too much! This one from Pai contains fruit hip oil, which help the natural heeling process of the skin leaving it looking fresher and improving the appearance of fine lines. What I wasnt expecting was the bright orange colour of the oil and i'm sure it adds a slight tint of orange to my skin. 

I went on about this a lot last winter but unfortunately finished my first tub in the spring, luckily it was in stock at Bicester village on my last trip and so I got some money off too. This is a gel based formula so isn't as heavy as other moisturisers on your skin but it still works in to the skin and leaves it feeling refreshed but also breathable. The smell of this is also pretty nice to lather all over your face.

This is one I go for when my skin is in need for some serious hydration as its probably the most intensive treatment. This is a mask than can be used for 10-20 mins and removed or left on over night, I tend to apply a light layer and leave on over night so it can seriously work into my skin. Not only does this hydrate the skin but it also restores, replenishes and calms the look of the skin resulting in plumper skin. I'm not quite sure what it is in the mask but there is a slight tingling sensation to it and you need to be careful you don't it in your eyes.

This isn't necessarily the most moisturising product but I still like to use a treatment to remove any dirt or dead skin cells away. This is a 5% glycolic cleanser, so nothing too strong, and it also contains aloe vera and ginseng to help sooth the skin. I apply this in the morning before moisturising and it helps my skin feel smooth and brighter.

When it comes to removing my makeup I want something that will get rid of every last bit but not draw out all the natural oils as well. This Vitamin E cleanser is tough enough to remove all my makeup, even heavy eye makeup but I don't end up with my skin feeling taut and dehydrated. I lather this all over my face and then wipe away with a muslin cloth soaked in warm water and it slides my makeup away so easily.

What are you favourite products for winter? 



  1. ThirstyMud is the most hydrating mask I've used - I can't be without it! I need to try that Antipodes mask xx

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  2. ThirstyMud is a must-have for me too!

    xo, Liz

  3. I have heard so many raving reviews about the Pixi Glow Tonic; toners are my secret wonder to a great skincare routine x